Winchester Repeating Arms is now shipping the new Model 1873 Sporter Octagon with a case hardened receiver. These rifles were officially introduced at the 2015 SHOT Show and are now available to the public.
The rifles have Grade II/III walnut stocks with an oil finish to match the case hardened receiver. The forend cap, lever and buttplate are all case hardened as well.
The octagon barrel is 24″ long, and the rifle has a full length tubular magazine. Rifles are available in .357 Magnum/.38 Special and in .44-40 Win. Rifles will hold either 13 rounds (.357 Magnum) or 14 rounds (.38 Special, .44-40 Win.)
For sights, Winchester uses a semi-buckhorn rear with a Marble Arms gold bead up front. The receiver rear tang is also drilled and tapped for an optional tang-mounted rear sight. The suggested retail price of these rifles is $1,739.99.